Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Allen's Court


ALLEN'S COURT, sometimes referred to as Allen Court, ran South to north, parallel to North 2nd Street, with an access alley which ran east from 108 North 2nd Street. Allen's Court is not named in the 1850 Camden City directory, but was listed in the 1863-1864 Directory, which indicates that the street was first laid out during the intervening years. There were originally six houses along the west side of the court. In the late 1910s or early 1920s the houses were renumbered from even numbers to odd numbers, keeping uniform with the city's house numbering scheme. 102 Allen became 9; 104 became 11. 106 became 13, 108 became 15, 110 became 17, and 112 became 19.

When the 1929 Camden City Directory was compiled there were still six houses standing on Allen's Court, only three of which were occupied. Allen's Court was still in existence in 1933, but was gone by the time the 1947 City Directory was published. 

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 Phil Cohen


Allen Court

1906 Sanborn Map

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100 block of Allen's Court
  102 Allen's Court

1887 Lizzie Harris
shirtmaker
1890 George Houseman
laborer

1914 Elmer Claggett
painter

1916 Jennie Clark

1923 Renumber 9 Allen Court

1923 Deal Trico
1924-1933 William Urban

huckster

  104 Allen's Court

1887-1890 William A. Manning
Ship's carpenter, Tilton's Shipyard
1890 Benjamin Manning
laborer

1914 Jeremiah Collins
laborer
1916 Henry Miller
driver

1923 Renumber 11 Allen Court

1923-1924 Charles B. Mangold
driver

1929 Vacant

  106 Allen's Court

1887-1889 Martin Ryan
1887-1888 James Ryan
1887-1888 Edward Ryan
1890 Miles Askew
salesman
1890 Charles F. Lafferty
clamper
1914 Frank Faul

1916 Elmer Claggett
painter

1923 Renumber 13 Allen Court

1923-1929 Edwin Skinner
washer

  108 Allen's Court

1887-1888 George Kinkele
laborer

1887-1890 Margaret Kinkle

widow of Frank

1887-1890 Mary Askew

widow of John, seamstress

1890 William Askew

paperhanger

1916 Edwin White
1916 Frances Latham

1923 Renumber 15 Allen Court

1923 No Listing

1924 Joseph J. Emmons
Cartoonist

1929 Nelson J. Joline

  110 Allen's Court

1887-1888 Thomas H. Martin
laborer
1888-1890 Nathan Jacobs
laborer, J.S. Justice Company
1914 Ralph Shane
machinist
1916 Ellen Wallace

110 Allen's Court

1917 Samuel Latham
1924 - No Listing, GONE

1923 Renumber 17 Allen Court

  110 Allen's Court

1923 Renumber 17 Allen Court

1923 Frederick C. Mount

1924 Edward Hanson
packer

1929 Vacant

  112 Allen's Court

1887-1890 Richard H.S. Kirkbride
salesman
1887 Stacey A. Kirkbride
laborer
1890 Elwood Harris
laborer

1914 James McCloskey
ironworker
1914 Arthur Beardsworth
barber

1923 Renumber 19 Allen Court

1923 Charles F. Long
1924 Edward Collins

driver

1929 Vacant

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